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Court orders EPA to redo air pollution limits in 13 states

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29/07/2015

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, the court upheld the EPA's right to impose the clean-air standards, rejecting an argument by states and industry groups that the rule was overly burdensome. The ...

International Geothermal Workshop Announced by GRC

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29/07/2015

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) in cooperation with the Indonesian International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition (IIGCE) will hold a two-day geothermal workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 17-18 August, 2015. The GRC Workshop is being held just before the IIGCE 2015 from 19-21 August. The topics to be discussed are “A Geothermal Conceptual Model & Well Targeting" and "A ...

World Nature Conservation Day

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29/07/2015

Celebrated on July 28th each year, World Nature Conservation Day recognises the need to protect and conserve the environment for present and future generations. Rapid development is putting pressure on natural resources like air, water, forests, wildlife, fossil fuels & minerals. It is important to sustainably manage the world’s natural resources and ensure a healthy balance in the ...

OSHA Announces New Hazards for the Healthcare Industry

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30/07/2015

Last month, OSHA announced that agency investigators would increase their focus on a set of new key hazards for the healthcare industry during upcoming inspections. These hazards will aim to address musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; blood borne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls. To those in the healthcare industry, ...

Shallow Water Hydrographic Surveying Has A New Leader SWiFT SVP

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30/07/2015

Following a successful showing at Ocean Business, Valeport has now released the latest addition to its portfolio of sound velocity sensors and profilers, the SWiFT SVP. Initial feedback suggests that it's possibly the best Shallow Water Survey Sound Velocity Profiler available today.    Positioned as the ultimate handheld profiler, the SWiFT SVP has been designed from the outset with ...

NGWA announces 2015 groundwater industry award winners

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24/07/2015

The National Ground Water Association congratulates the recipients of its 2015 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former National Ground Water Association President Scott Fowler, CWD/PI, has received NGWA’s top honor as recipient of the Ross L. Oliver ...

Eriez to launch new dual frequency separator at RWM 2015

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29/07/2015

Eriez Europe to showcase latest developments in recycling separation equipment with new Eddy Current Separator (ECS) design at RWM 2015 on September 15th to 17th, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The new NG-24 ECS is suitable for multiple applications and features a new cantilevered design, which allows for the ECS belt to be changed in as little as 10 minutes by maintenance staff. Eriez Europe ...

Dirty Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

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30/07/2015

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro. An Associated Press investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the ...

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